Compare 2020 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

2020 Subaru Outback
2019 Toyota RAV4
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback CVT 26 33 $25,049 $26,645
Outback Limited CVT 26 33 $31,314 $33,445
Outback Limited XT CVT 23 30 $35,221 $37,745
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 23 30 $32,664 $34,895
Outback Premium CVT 26 33 $27,180 $28,895
Outback Touring CVT 26 33 $34,896 $37,345
Outback Touring XT CVT 23 30 $37,011 $39,695
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $30,902 $33,050
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,180 $27,850
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $33,700 $35,850
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $27,872 $29,650
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $31,821 $33,850
RAV4 LE AWD 25 33 $25,292 $27,050
RAV4 LE FWD 26 35 $23,983 $25,650
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $32,772 $35,050
RAV4 Limited FWD 26 35 $31,463 $33,650
RAV4 XLE AWD 25 33 $26,975 $28,850
RAV4 XLE FWD 26 35 $25,666 $27,450
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 25 33 $29,033 $31,050
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 26 35 $27,724 $29,650

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Subaru Outback: Compare Crossovers

Subaru Outback and Toyota RAV4 owners have more in common beyond their Patagonia outwear. 

The two mega-selling crossovers sell more than an outdoorsy lifestyle ideal. 

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,049
$30,902
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,645
$33,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability. With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109 98.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 47.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 68.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.5 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.5 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.2 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/55HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2700 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3634 3615
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
176 @ 4400 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 203 @ 6600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.01
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.81
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.07 - 0.84 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.18
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.46
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2020 Subaru Outback
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2019 Toyota RAV4
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  • Lease: From $279/mo. (2019)
  • Finance: From 1.9% for 60 mo. (2019)
  • Rebate: Up to $1,250 off (2019)

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